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on the fiscal cliff negotiations, well apparently john boehner was a little bit surprised. >> tim geithner sit there like we are here and presented this to you. what did you say? >> flabbergasted. >> cenk: flabbergasted. well, what went wrong? where do you think we are today. >> i would say we're nowhere. period. we're nowhere. we've put a serious offer on the table by putting revenues up there to get this question resolved. but the white house has responded with virtually nothing. they've asked for more revenue than asking for the whole entire time. >> cenk: that's just not true at all. he says we did this serious offer. here is the offer that john boehner put forward--butkis. nothing. he said, i'm interested in raising revenue or we're willing to do that. so how much, you want to cut medicare? you want to cut social security? john, admit it, you want to cut social security. no, no i want the president to say that. why would he say that? that's not his position. that's your position. you have not made no offer, no offer. i don't want you to get confused because the rest of tv will say he said
-offer in fiscal cliff negotiations with president obama takes away a white house argument that the republicans have no plan and puts medicare on the table for discussion. the republican counter-offer would raise $800 billion through tax reform and cut $600 billion from federal health programs, including raising medicare eligibility, another $600 billion cut from mandatory and discretionary spending, and factor inflation less in calculating social security benefits. "what we're putting forth is a credible plan that deserves serious consideration by the white house." in a three-page letter to the president calling democratic gains in the senate and mr. obama's victory a "status quo election," the republican proposal would raise half the amount as the president's plan and save $350 billion from medicare and medicaid. however, at the chicago fed, a gathering of 39 individuals from banking and manufacturing industries - including automakers and other sectors - say the economy is strong enough - barely - to withstand either party's direction. "the vast majority think the fiscal cliff's impact will n
the crux of this fiscal cliff negotiation -- what these fiscal cliff negotiations are all about. they're about fairness. when the president and congressional democrats talk about the need for balanced approach, to deficit reduction and dealing with the fiscal cliff, we're talking about fairness. we're talking about making sure that if you work hard and play by the rules everyone has a chance to succeed. that the middle class needs certainly tight right now. speaker pelosi and my colleague congressman tim walls, filed a discharge petition today to take the bill that we have, that has already passed the senate, that grants certainty to the middle class, to take that bill up and make sure that we can extend the middle class tax breaks before the holidays where we can give -- that's what everyone agrees on. i don't know any republican or democrat that thinks we should let those tax rates -- tax cuts for the middle class expire. so we should pass that now. and then on the things that we're having more trouble agreeing on, we should sit down at the table. the one thing i can assure you, the
with getting four guys off the committee tells us much about the standing with the fiscal cliff negotiations. we have to understand three of these guys were so far to the right they had even alienated the tea party. maybe so far to the right isn't the way to look at it. they voted against the ryan budget in committee. >> it wasn't sacred? >> it didn't balance the budget fast enough. it doesn't bring the budget in balance until 2040. they wanted to balance it faster. ryan and all of his crowd didn't like these guys. eric cantor seen as the chief threat to boehner in the immediate future didn't like them either. it was a consensus decision by tee party republicans and republican leadership and walter jones from north carolina. this is a guy republicans have had it in for half a decade now. he's been an outspoken critic of the iraqi war. the bigger issue with boehner is the story of his entire speakership. it's poorly matched for the moment to have the position of speaker, because he's been in congress for more than 20 years. he was a mag mattic guy for much of his career. no child left behind,
>>> tomorrow on the show, two of the men at the center of the fiscal cliff negotiations. republican representative tom cole of oklahoma and the man behind the anti-tax pledge, grover norquist. they'll both be "outfront." the new film called "zero dark 30" sparking controversy. it's based on that raid that killed osama bin laden and some charge the obama administration gave the film's producer certain access. barbara starr will be with us about that. thanks for joining us. "ac 360" starts now. >>> we begin with breaking news. new signs tonight the syrian government could be preparing to do the unthinkable, unleash chemical weapons on its own people. the united states has new intelligence suggesting syrian forces now mixing the ingredients used to make deadly serin gas. a serious civil war has progressed. the obama administration has repeatedly warned even just moving chemical weapons would be a red line that could draw a swift response. just hours ago, president obama directly addressing the assad regime about this latest intelligence. >> today, i want to make it absolutely clear to
new and urged republicans to "get serious about the fiscal cliff negotiations." but, scott, that's exactly what republicans were saying about the president on friday. >> pelley: wyatt, thank you. the president has not decided whether to order an end to a strike that has crippled traffic at the nation's two busiest seaports. the ports of los angeles and long beach shut down after a few dozen clerical workers walked off the job and dock workers refused to cross their picket line. bill whitaker has the latest. >> reporter: 11 huge cargo ships are stuck offshore, piled high with containers of food, toys, lumber. 14 others sit untouched at the docks. >> if you guys could start handing the fliers out. >> reporter: transporters, wholesalers and retailers are growing angst. ingrid lazcano, owner of andean dream, imports quinoa, popular right now in the u.s. her last shipment was diverted to mexico, another was diverted to chile. >> we have about $400,000 worth of merchandise at stake and our factory workers in bolivia can't make new merchandise until we figure out how we're going to hand
a gop counter offer in the latest round of "fiscal cliff" negotiations. the republican proposal includes cutting $900 billion from medicare and reforming social security. it would also raise $800 billion in tax reforms. but the white house says the offer still favors cutting taxes for the wealthy. >> us this far, republican leaders have been adamant that they don't believe rates ought to go up on the top 2% of wealthiest americans. the american people overwhelmingly disagree. >> if the president and republicans can't come to a compromise, everyone's taxes will go up january 1. government spending will be slashed. >>> the dow lost 60. the nasdaq was down 8, s&p down 7. >>> the storms that blew through the bay area brought down many trees and that's meant a hard lesson for homeowners who were cleaning up today. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains your insurance doesn't always cover fallen trees. julie. >> reporter: something many are likely learning following this weekend's storm. we received photos from across the bay area of downed trees on homes and cars, and they provide
: well the fiscal cliff negotiations grinding on and on there seems to be growing buzz the government will soon raid, get this, retirement accounts in order to raise revenue. it is actually happened before in other countries but could it happen here? jonathan hoenig is a fox news contributor and founder of the hedge fund, capitalist pig. jonathan, welcome back to the show. >> thanks, gerri. gerri: what would you put the possibility of congress coming after our 401(k)s at? it is a big pot of money? >> it is an immense pile of money, gerri. we know they're going after our invests, right? raising taxes on dividends and capital gains. given the president's collectivism i feel some sort of direct confiscation of people's 401(k)s is not impossible to begin with. it is a tremendous amount of wealth. at the very least it might eliminate tax deferment people enjoyed. further down the spectrum could be out right wealth tax. it happened many times in the past. it happened in ireland. it happened in argentina. could happen here as well. gerri: here is this big pot of money. 18.5 trillion dollars.
: and president obama flatly turning down a republican counteroffer in the fiscal cliff negotiations. so now what? house majority whip kevin mccarthy joins us next. >> he wants to break the back of republicans. this is a continuation of his campaign. he thinks he won it, and now he wants to drive a stake through the republicans. it's all about politics, it's nothing about economickings. dre. one is for a clean, domestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow bill: we have new video released by police here in new york city of the moments before a man was pushed off a times square subway
workers voices in the workplace. but in these fiscal cliff negotiations, do you really think that the republicans see this chart and they need that economy to slow down a little bit if they are going to win this? >> maybe so. the income inequality in this country has been a problem but it has been for decades. it's been exacerbated by policies passed more recently. so when you go into negotiations, you ask, is it politically correct to be out there arguing that the 2% need to have their tax cuts protected? that's the problem that republicans face. labor does have a bit of an upper hand on this one. but then again, you look at all the stuff being offered as concessions. it's going to hit the working class. they know the history of the negotiations. they know the entitlement programs that the cuts that tend to be made affect them more than others. >>> there's a lot coming up in the next half hour. >> guns have nothing to do with the culture we live in. >> the radical right drowns out the scent over handgun violence and they are coming after bob costas. >> bob costas, based on o
cliff negotiations and big jobs numbers due out toward the end of the week, nicole. i wonder if investors are in kind of a wait and see mode here? >> absolutely. the jobs number is at the end of the week, right? is arguably the most important economic indicator. a lot of folks are very concerned about the economy with very moderate growth that we've seen at best. unemployment still remains really very high and so that is something that still sits on the minds of investors. i wanted to also talk about the fiscal cliff and how a lot of companies are speeding up those dividend payouts like oracle and carnival cruise and weight watchers and ethan allen just to name a few. it is easily over 110 companies have done just exactly that, accelerated the dividend payouts to be at the end of the december rather than early january. in which case you might be more susceptible to higher tax rate. these are some of the names. coach. diner shoe warehouse and larry ellison with his company. oracle's ellison has about $200 million in the payout although he was in the involved in the decision to
>> the house speaker said on fox news sunday right now i would say we are nowhere in terms of the fiscal cliff negotiations. does the president agree? >> no, he does not. you saw secretary geithner over the weekend on aaother sunday shows very clearly express the president's position, talk about the proposals the president has put forward and express our belief that there has been progress and that we can achieve a bipartisan agreement. lou: the president has not spoken to the house speaker about a resolution to the fiscal cleft cents a late night phone call last wednesday. instead dispatching treasury secretary timothy geithner did last thursday to present a plan that the speaker deemed not serious. here is his response to the negotiations that have largely taken place through the media. >> flabbergasted. he can't be serious. i've never seen anything like it seven weeks between election day and the end of the year. and three of those weeks have been wasted with this nonsense. lou: the speaker, an absence of actual conversation or anything resembling negotiations sent a letter to the presi
the republicans and the fiscal cliff negotiations. listen to this. >> i threw the li lynn lincoln y to the president. with the way politics in washington are today, there would still be slavery. lincoln wouldn't have been able to navigate the polarization between the media. it was an interesting and depressing observation from this very smart white house aide. >> sean: sadly, neither the language from the white house or the celebratory manner that it was being reported from those that revel in this comment come at all as a surprise. here is the reaction from mike myers and i took him to say republic, but the sentiment is the same, and that is it's a divided nation. you know with these republicans, what's your reaction? >> the rhetoric never seeses to astonish me. it used to be in the old days which wasn't too long ago you had rhetoric, no justice, no peace coming from the streets. now you get this racial rhetoric coming from the pun bits on nbc. back to bob costas, he was quoting a newspaper comyu newspt who compared the nra to the new kkk. so much racial rhetoric, it has to be cond
at the center of the fiscal cliff negotiations, tom cole of oklahoma and the man behind the anti-tax pledge, grover norquist will both be "outfront." the new film called zero dark 30 based often the raid that killed osama bin ladin and some charge the obama administration gave the producers certain access. thanks for joining us. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. [ traffic passing ] ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ]
.s. military. >>> trading underway on wall street as investigators continue to monitor ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. dow is up 22 points. we'll take you live to jane >>> welcome back. you can see light rain in the green there all the way over to cloverdale heading north out of windsor towards cloverdale you are going to run into slick streets. rain mainly in the north bay more widespread from noon into 4:00 the rest of us will get light rain into the evening. this time tomorrow will be the most difficult commute because of the wet weather, scattered showers tomorrow afternoon, drier for thursday and friday. >>> 6 life can't be terrible for either, all next right here on "good morning america." >> should we be singing you're the one i want, you're the one i want? >> no. well done, we have john travolta, olivia newton john news that is also ahead, we've got it all covered. >> this three-part harmony would be two-part harmony. >> come on let's hear it. >>> 6:46. u.s. navy denying claims that iran has captured a drone. spokesman says no american drones are missing in the mideast now that w
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with the fiscal cliff negotiations or nonnegotiations. there's bumps up and down, today, back and forth cross zero 70 or 80 times. >> especially when you look, the dow, a picture of how many times this stock has moved just across the flat line. it's just unbelievable. it's really quite stunning there, because when ou look at, @%ll, you know it's not working. i don't know if we can effectuate that. >> people are uncertain or they are certain, and that the market's in balance right now. i don't know. it's happy news, somewhat balanced. >> there's u.s. dollar weakness lately, you know, the dollar index, for example, and then there's the uup. look at those things, and you see that something's up with the dollar, and not just against the euro, which has been strong, but other opportunities as well. >> right. the dollar falling against the euro bothered me personally a little bit. i'll be in spain next month. i wanted to get good rates, but also, you know, we see commodities being a problem, but, at the same time, the dollar is corroborated making people look and say, like, what's going on, bigger
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for lawmakers to strike a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. negotiations appear to be turning much more into a game of political brinksmanship. both parties pointing the finger at the other. we're keeping them honest next. ? [ male announcer ] this is amy. amy likes to invest in the market. she also likes to ride her bike. she knows the potential for making or losing money can pop up anytime. that's why she trades with the leader in mobile trading. so she's always ready to take action, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. we're keeping them honest. looking for facts, not offering our opinions or playing favorites. we're not supporting democrats or republicans. you can go to other cable channels for that. our goal is reporting, finding the truth and calling out hypocrisy. tonight the people you elected to go to washington and get things done can't seem to make any progress at all on the looming fiscal cliff. instead, what we have is a game of finger pointing, both democrats and re
of thegrio.com joy reid and frank bruni of the "new york times." >>> the fiscal cliff negotiations continue to play out like greek theater. entering from stage right, speaker john boehner issued a counter offer yesterday. from stage left a chorus of democrats who are shocked and outraged. the white house told boehner to, quote, get serious. nancy pelosi called it another assault on the middle class, seniors and our future. and senate na jorty leader harry reid took to the floor this morning. >> republicans again sided with the wealthy of this country. it won't pass. >> the gop proposal calls for $600 billion in entitlement reform, including raising the medicare age. it brings $200 billion from social security, adjusting the inflation rate and raises $800 billion in new tax revenue by reforming the tax cut and closing loopholes. the plan rejects specifically raising tax rates, but it is significant that john boehner has gotten his entire leadership team, including congressman eric cantor, kevin mccarthy and even former vice presidential nominee and budget hawk paul ryan to publicly sign thei
of progress in the fiscal cliff negotiations because there are no negotiations right now. here's the dow today. a little volatility in the open today, essentially sideways. there are other markets that have moved today that i want to show you. the yield on the ten-year went down today. part of operation twist to keep rates low on the long end of the yield curve. we're down to 1.60%. other traders were in there buying treasuries following on the fed's coat tails. another market moving right now, gold. back below $1700 an ounce. this happened last december as well when there was some profit taking at that time, maybe to try and beat out the tax consequences. we're down 1.4%, a decline of $23. we'll watch that carefully to see if now we're below this psychologically important level. the vix, the fear indicator, went higher today. we're still below considered yellow flag territory. we haven't been above 20 in about seven months. i want to ask peter costa, how do you read that? is the market being complacent about what's going on in washington? because we're not seeing much fear. >> i don't think t
on the fiscal cliff negotiations. later on, and a lot of the fiscal cliff discussions have been about the bush tax cuts them back later on, we want to focus on a major deadline coming up on the alternative minimum tax, or amt, and how might congress fix it. we will be right back. ♪ >> we are at the new york state museum. this is our gallery dedicated to the history of september 11. we decided to tell the story from the first moments of the attack using objects and photographs from the world trade center site. this is a piece of steel from the south tower. we put it in a place where the public can actually touch it. this is a piece of steel from the north tower. this is a dramatic piece of steel. this is within 10 floors of the impact from the north tower. you can see where the openings where the windows would have been. every piece of steel is marked so you know which building, which floor, and which side of the building it was on. this one we picked because it was so close to the impact and because it has the chalk numbers. 71-74. >> this weekend, we look behind the scenes at the history an
, isn't it jacki? >> the fiscal cliff negotiations? >> stephanie: yes. >> i love that they don't include the tax cuts for the middle class or the expiration for the bush tax cuts for the top 2%. and they are like here is our offer. if you are going to make a deal at least deal something somebody actually wants. >> yeah. >> stephanie: serious plan. they are like they won the election. >> it is totally farfetched and they are like i don't understand why he doesn't want it. >> stephanie: all right. here she is, jacki schechner in the current news. >> good morning. we already know that ashley judd can show a much wider range of emotion that some. she has been taking steps to assess her options when it comes to running for office. she is doing opposition research on herself to see where she might be most vulnerable. mcconnell will be running for his sixth term another option is to run against senator rand powell in 2016. there is a briefings tomorrow on the september 11th attack on our console consoleate attack in benghazi they the talking points were watered down by
further back. >> i know you're watching what's going on with these so-called fiscal cliff negotiations here in the united states. as concerned as we are here in the united states, your concern is that there could be serious international ramifications if the u.s. does go over the cliff. explain your concern. >> the concern people have is the world economy is in a very fragile state right now. i don't have to say what the problems of the eurozone have, they're very manifest. but the global economy as a whole, there's a lack of confidence, a worry about where it's going. so if you in america, and people have a lot of confidence in america in this regard, if you can sort out this issue, then even though that doesn't sort out all the problems of the american or global economy, it would be a big boost and give people a sense of confidence that there was -- you guys have got your act together. the decisions were being taken, and i think it will be good for you and good for us. so i hope you do it. i believe you will. i know right now there's bound to be tough negotiations. the president has
about the alternative minimum tax as part of the overall fiscal cliff negotiations. as mr. buckley just said, this impacts your 2012 taxes. if your comments or questions about this, tylenol. republican 202-88-5381. democrats to a 25852880. independents and others call in at 225-85-3882. does the amt dates back before the 80s? >> guest: it does date back to the early 1960s. with a tax reform proposal from kennedy. there's been a variety of tax. the current one is basically this version. >> host: this is the "washington post" graphic on the alternative minimum tax. right now the amt has around 5 million upper-middle-class families with many children or other deductible expenses and live in high-cost states. for the 2012 year, the amt is on track to effect an additional 26.4 million people reaching deep into the middle class because congress had not adjusted to tax. why is high-cost states a factor in this? >> guest: you have to have current income within the 20,500,000-dollar range because it's in high exemption. and also, they call it a blue state problem or place to upper income people
be part of the negotiations over the fiscal cliff. then a forum on energy security. several live events to tell you about on our companion network, c-span 3. the response to hurricane sandy at 10:00 a.m. eastern. at 3:00 p.m. the coalition for fiscal and national security looks at how national security is affected by the deficit. speakers include mike mullen and the former chair of the armed services committee. later, the subject for strategic and international studies hosts of forum on the u.s. relationship with china. that is at 5:30 p.m. eastern. >> we are at the new york state museum. this is art gallery dedicated to the history of this september 11 attacks on the world trade center. it is a gallery to tell the story about the first moments of the attack using objects and photographs from the world trade center site. we put this in a place where the public can touch it. it gives a tangible experience. this is a piece of steel from the north tower. this is a dramatically damaged piece of steel. you can see the opening scene where the windows would have been. this metal strip on the f
with the fiscal cliff negotiations? >> almost certainly. unless somehow it became part of the negotiations to turn it off, but i'm not hearing that. megyn: okay. so then on top of that you got to fiscal cliff discussions in washington where the president wants to raise the income tax on top earners by another 3% or so in addition to this, these taxes you and i were just discussing. >> yeah. and that's a crucial point, because obama has repeatedly said he wants to go back to clinton era rates, but that ignores this new surtax at the beginning of the year. if they take the top rate from 35 to 39.6, it'll actually be 43.4 on investment income because we'll have that additional surtax on top of that. so dividends, for instance, which are 15 now could be going all the way to 43.4 which could have a very negative impact on the stock market. megyn: so right now if you make money off dividends, which a lot of folks do. you know, it's not just the super rich who get dividend income from their stock investments, right now you pay a 15% tax on that, and president obama wants to change that to you should get
of changes there. our road map this morning starts with the latest in the fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house promptly rebuffs the gop counterproposal which calls for $800 billion in new tax revenue but without tax rate increases for the wealthy. could this tax issue deadlock the talks? >>> bank of america ceo warns the cliff must get stalled or the economy could be stifled well into 2014. >>> even more dividends pushed into 2012. coach, american eagle moving up and oracle will play out three-quarters of dividends this year. >>> more strength in housing this morning. toll brothers earnings top expectations. we'll begin with the fiscal cliff. governors are set to meet today with the president and congressional leaders. governors are concerned about the impact of deficit reduction measures on their state budgebu. the latest gop offer would overhaul the tax code, raise $800 billion in new revenue but seek $600 billion in health savings, net savings add up to about $2.2 trillion over ten years. boehner called the white house's original offer la la land and it does appear that eve
will join us live to talk about the fiscal cliff negotiations. >>> a nightmare story straight from the subway tracks. a man pushed in front of a train. we'll have details from new york city. the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jenna: former president george w. bush stepping into the spotlight to talk about two big topics in our country today, the economy of course and immigration. we welcome you to a second hour of "happening now." we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. a conference in dallas on economic immigration and growth. it highlights a story of immigrants making impact on the economy. president bush opening the event advocating for immigration reform to get the economy growing at a healthy rate. >> immigrants come with new skills and new ideas. they fill a critical gap in our labor market. they work hard for a chance for a better life. jon: our casey stiegel is keeping an eye on all of this live from dallas. >> reporter: jon, you're a pilot so i know you remember the jet age. we're talking about a point in american history in the '50s
what was going on. so for the fiscal cliff negotiations so far it really is serious stuff because the last thing we can afford right now is another 2008 debacle where people lose their shirt because the federal government -- the politicians here members of congress can't get their act together. but at any rate, you had one plan on the table. the president's plan. republicans saying the president -- there are too many questions and there's not enough specificity and -- baloney. president put out a plan about a year ago. it is in print. it is online. the president has a very specific plan. the republicans who didn't put anything on the table who had not countered with anything concrete at all. in fact, yesterday at our briefing, before boehner released his counter plan, jay carney said again that all you hear from the republicans are vague promises. >> you're making vague promises about achieving revenue through capping deductions or closing loopholes simply doesn't add up to a serious proposal. >> bill: so then y
the focus turns to what's happening globally, particularly negotiations around the u.s. fiscal cliff. now, we think those negotiations will continue and that the deadlock between politics will continue, as well. that and he unlikely to be supportive of risky assets and we think the australian dollar will probably suffer because of that. >> the rba i guess trying to stimulate other sectors of the economy. what hope do they have of doing that? >> they have a high hope. what they want is a smooth transition, the mining sector of the company starts to wind down and provide less of an impetus to growth, they want to see the household sector play a larger role and the only way really in which they have to do that is to loosen policy and it will pass through to lower mortgage rates for those households. >> are rates going to go lower? some futures are predicting it 2.5%. i've seen some economists talk about a floor of 2%. is that feasible? >> i think it's feasible, but not our view. i think today's statement supports the view we've had for a while now which is once we have this cut which we had
house briefing for white house reaction to the negotiations on what's called the fiscal cliff and the republican counteroffer from yesterday coming january. in the meantime a look at the republican plan with oklahoma republican tom cole from this morning's washington journal. >> host: we want to welcome back to the table congressman tom cole, republican of oklahoma. let's begin with the news. house speaker john boehner sent a proposal to the white house yesterday, counterbid as it is being called. what do you think? >> guest: i think it is a great opening start. actually it makes very tangible with the speaker committed to after the election which is we are going to put it on the table so that question is settled and we are not talking about how much and what way, but that is an enormous step forward honestly by the republicans or concessions. not something we want to do but something we recognize we have to do to get there. so i think the speaker's proposal directs us to words what some of the problems are which are entitlement spending. that is what is driving the debt and w
and the presidio parkway. >> watching wall street the fiscal cliff negotiations may not be going well with the housing market coming in strong. the dallas 45 and we are back over the 13,000 mark. home prices rose in october the most is seen in six years a 6.3% climb in house prices. >> a warning from the centers for disease control. this coming season flu season could be a particularly bad one. it is recommended if you've not got a flu shot you might consider it. dr. randyberge n says this strain of the flu will be a powerful one. everyone over the age of six should get a flu shot. the deal lets say that the flu shot will give them the food that is not true. >> the injected form of the flu vaccine it is just a piece of the virus. it is not possible for a piece of the virus to cause a full- fledged flu. >> a third of americans have been vaccinated and the vaccine that is going around this year is a pretty good match for the strain floating around. >> there are remote control airplanes that could be used for is surveillance. the sheriff's office unveiled its of the public in october. th
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is meeting with a group of governors today as well as the president to discuss the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. that meeting is goodlett for the afternoon, the president meeting with governors this morning. you can find all of that , ourage, including tweets website. also happening this morning and brought much of the day, a group calling themselves campaign to fix the dead is discussing health care costs and the tax code. we will take a short lead to a discussion on the tax code led by the chairman of the finance committee, max baucus of montana. in the meantime, from this morning, a group that heard from rob portman and the director of the economic council gene sperling. we will show you as much of their remarks as we can until the portion with senator baucus gets under way. >> actually, they just give my speech. i would like to grow and not slow the economy. that is part of the answer to this. we may disagree on how we do it, but we are not going to get the fiscal house in order without having additional revenue, and that comes from growth. we also need to restrain spending, we
in the fiscal cliff negotiations. and then a "politico" tax senator is also on the program. he looks at the estate tax which is set to go up at the end of the year unless congress and the white house act. you can see that starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern time tomorrow morning here on c-span. this morning we also had a look at the fiscal cliff. host: we're looking at different pass expects of the fiscal cliff. today we turn our attention to the alternative minimum tax and the patch that could come from congress if they're able to work out a deal. if they do nothing this will impact 30 million americans. joining to us discuss is georgetown law's john buckley. thank you for being here. john buckley, let's begin. what is the alternative minimum tax? guest: in very simple terms, the alternative minimum tax requires you to pay the greater of what you pay under the regular income tax or what you would compute under the minimum tax which has a slightly broader base. it disallows some deductions that would be allowed in the regular tax. in some respects it's very similar to cap on itemized deduc
a counteroffer to president obama in the opening round of negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff. the gop says its proposal would save $800 billion through tax reform. $900billion in mandatory spending cuts, and $300 billion in discretionary cuts. it does not increase tax rates on upper income americans which the white house insists must be included in any deal. >>> on wall street stocks lost ground. nasdaq dropped 8 points. analysts point to a decline in manufacturing, and ongoing worries over the fiscal cliff. >>> what some hoped would be a historic announcement on life on mars didn't amount today. project scientists said soil tests performed by the curiosity rover only showed organic compounds. no proof yet that life existed, or could exist on the red planet. the scientists created big expectations by saying it would be one for the history books. today they said they were only referring to the richness of the data coming from the rover. ♪ [ music ] of course. >>> live storm tracker 2 picking up showers north of us. these showers are going to work their way south. the computer model shows
, and we're back with more on the high stakes negotiations over the fiscal cliff. speaker john boehner says he's eager to sit down with the president now that republicans have put forward what he called a middle ground proposal. but that's not quite how white house spokesman jay carney sees the offer. >> we don't know who pays. we don't know what we're talking about in terms of actual legislation to increase revenues. it's magic beans and fairy dust. >> let's get right to our panel now. in philadelphia is professor james peterson. in washington msnbc contributor dr. jared bernstein, senior fellow at the center on budget and policy priorities and a former economist for vice president joe biden. jared, if i might start with you, speaker boehner says he put forward a middle ground proposal. no tax increases for the healthiest of americahealthy est of americans, yet he wants to rage the eligibility of medicare and he wants to slash billions from every program. if that's a middle ground proposal, i would rather have the paul ryan budget but maybe they're the same thing. >> i was thinking what do
the state of wisconsin will discuss the fiscal cliff and the negotiations for that, as well. plus the truth about all those myths that your parents told you. should you run with scissors? no, of course not. can you swim after you eat? no, of course not. the all-time jeopardy champion ken jennings has a new book out where he researchers all these myths and breaks it down. >> it's so funny. >> yes, yes. it's ahead this morning at the top of the hour on "starting point." >> oh, wow. thanks soledad. >> coming up, about catherine duchess of cambridge, right? and her royal bun in the oven and how we now have eight more months of speculation whether it's a boy or a girl, what they're going to make it. we're going to talk to elizabeth cohen when morning sickness is so terrible you go to the hospital. >> and i'm also curious about extreme morning sickness means it could be twins? elizabeth cohen is going to have all the information for us coming up. ronment. unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opp
to avoid the fiscal cliff. it's time for negotiators to find a compromise. >>> we'll bring you a special report on companies issuing special dividends to avoid fiscal cliff tax hikes. >>> when it comes to attracting business, don't mess with texas. >> shake and bake. that just happened. >> more from texas governor rick perry. >>> plus we'll talk to his go-to guy for business development as the third hour of "squawk box" begins right now. ♪ jump back to texas it's not the same since you went away before you lose your accent ♪ ♪ and forget all about the lone star state ♪ ♪ there's a seat for you >>> welcome back to "squawk box" here on cnbc, first in business worldwide. i'm joe kernen along with becky quick, andrew ross sorkin is off this week. our guest host this morning rick perry, the handsome distinguished governor of texas. why do people say great state of texas every time you say it? >> because you don't want to mess with texas basically. >> much more to come from the governor. >>> the white house is rejecting a republican proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the ten-year, $
and the fiscal cliff is past approaching. >> thank you very much. we are going to keep with the fiscal cliff and take a look at who is talking. charles krauthammer weighing in on the negotiations. the approach on the president and democrats didn't about the economy at all but rather about politics. >> i am not serious at all about entitlements. the president himself said that's where the money is. on social security he denied there is any effect on the deficit at all. durbin said social security hasn't added a dime to the deficit. in 2012 it added $160 billion of debt. that is more than a dime. there are 2.5 trillion in the trust fund in social security that will take care of it for 20 more years, 25 more years. that means pieces of paper in the trust fund where the treasury says we will pay you. it doesn't have the money. it spent surpluss in the past. that's a promise from the treasury which is pank ru bankrupt. that is infection but they know it. the republicans are bad guys these are good guys. surprising to me the president wokd get the revenues he wants from de deductions and exclusion
. this comes as you know we're locked in these negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff at a time when john boehner is trying to get as much discipline and needing as many team players as possible. so consider this a message that was sent not to just four members but the rest of the republican caucus. >> i want to play another excerpt of the president's interview he conducted a short time ago where he was asked about sitting down and more face-to-face meetings with speaker boehner. let's play it. >> speaker boehner was here at the white house last night for a christmas party. the two of you didn't even speak. what's it going to take to get the two of you in a room to hash this out? >> speaker boehner and i speak frequently, and i think the issue right now. >> when will you sit down in a room? >> i don't think that the issue right now has to do with sitting in a room. >> mark, is the president right? is the issue -- the visual of them being at the holiday party and giving each other the side eye and not talking is in itself hum humorous, but you do wonder about the dynamics behind the scenes
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